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Srinagar-Leh highway closed after snowfall

india Updated: May 28, 2010 17:09 IST
Srinagar-Leh Highway

The Srinagar-Leh highway was closed on Friday following heavy rains and fresh snowfall in the Zojilla Pass area of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The 475-km long highway connects the cold desert Ladakh region with the rest of India, an official from the north Kashmir Ganderbal district told IANS.

According to reports, two inches of snow had accumulated on the ground in Sonamarg.

The Kashmir Valley has been receiving incessant rains for the past several hours, swelling most rivers and streams.

Authorities have sounded a general alert as the water level crossed the danger mark in most rivers and streams except for the Jhelum river.